1. This week on DENvice: Tech integration is… Tech integration isn’t…

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    How would you complete these sentences? Tech integration is _____________________. Tech integration isn’t _____________________.  Head on over to DENvice and share your ideas! DENvice team member and Virginia LC member Cynthia Treichler is leading our conversation this week. And, another enormous thank you to Mark Case for chatting about geocaching last week! If you missed last […]

  2. The Desktop is Your Friend….

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    …So Treat it a little Better. As a follow up to DENvice member Tracy Carpenter’s post on finding the perfect desktop wallpaper, I would like to continue the geeky conversation on the treatment of your desktop. The desktop is the first thing you see light up your screen after the initial boot up. It is […]

  3. Get ready for DEN Geocaching Day with Mark Case

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    DEN Geocaching Day is this Saturday, May 18th! Interested in learning more about geocaching? You’re in luck! DEN STAR Mark Case is sharing his love of geocaching this week on DENvice. Mark is a geocaching expert! Join him each day to chat about different geocaching topics. So far this week, Mark has laid out the basics […]

  4. Where did you get that wallpaper?

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    Warning. Inner-geek shining through in this post.  Members of the DENvice team, namely Selena Ward and I, enjoy a small obsession with finding the perfect wallpaper for our laptops and mobile devices. Now, we don’t spend tons of time staring at our home screens- some days we barely see them at all. However, even a quick glance […]

  5. Dembo on DENvice!

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    Steve Dembo, Director of Social Media and Online Community for Discovery Education, joins us on DENvice this week to chat about all things Web 2.0. Steve will be discussing different tools and resources throughout the week. Here is Monday’s DENvice post: Alrighty! Let’s get this show on the road! Since I’ve got a book coming out soon […]

  6. This week on DENvice: It’s an app smackdown!

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    This week on DENvice,  Zulma’s hosting a smackdown! Share your favorite apps and how you are using them in your classroom. What are your favorite apps? How have your favorite apps benefited your students? How have they increased student achievement? Share it out! We look forward to a great conversation this week. Thanks to all of […]

  7. Discovery Education Sneak Peek Webinar Series

    Be the first to get a look at upcoming enhancements to Discovery Education! This sneak peek will showcase integration strategies for leveraging new tools, content, and resources, including Discovery Education Student Board Builder and the new Discovery Education Streaming Plus with model lessons, assessments, and digital content designed to address specific Math and ELA Common […]

  8. This week on DENvice: Nancy Sharoff, Digital Diva

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    This week on DENvice, we welcome DEN Guru and Digital Diva, Nancy Sharoff. This week’s question: How can I use Discovery Streaming images to enhance teaching and learning?  Visit us and share your thoughts with Nancy. Two additional notes: In case you missed our Spring VirtCon session, DENvice Live!, you can find our session resources […]

  9. This week on DENvice: STEMming engagement beyond the classroom

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    Stop, collaborate and listen…this week on DENvice we welcome our own STEM superhero, Zulma Whiteford. Zulma is looking for creative ways to continue STEM education outside the classroom. Here is her question: STEM education supports curiosity, exploration, discovery, higher-level thinking, logical reasoning, collaboration and problem solving, both inside and outside the classroom. What types of […]

  10. On the path to healthy choices with Fit 4 the Classroom

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    Discovery Education has joined forces with Sanford Heath and WebMD to create Fit 4 the Classroom. This site has amazing resources to help your students get moving, exercise healthy eating habits and think about making health conscious decisions throughout their day. My fellow DENvice team member Zulma Whiteford loves the Fit 4 the Classroom resources for her health classes. […]

  11. This week on DENvice: Creativity in the classroom

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    This week on DENvice, our amazing moderator is DENvice team member and Maryland LC member Selena Ward. Selena is incredibly passionate about giving her students opportunities to express themselves creatively. Here is this week’s question: In Kindergarten, students believe they are artists and have no fear when they create. For every year students are in […]

  12. This week on DENvice: Welcome Dr. Lodge McCammon

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      This week on DENvice we welcome Dr. Lodge McCammon! We are super excited for a great week of sharing and learning. View the video for this week’s question. Then, head over to DENvice to share your thoughts with Dr. Lodge. Make sure to check out Dr. Lodge at NC State’s Friday Institute for Educational Innovation and […]

  13. Collaborative Boards on Pinterest

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    Last night on the DEN Social Media and Blog Team Meeting the idea of using collaborative boards on Pinterest came up as a potential way for DEN Stars to share ideas. This is a fantastic idea! Collaborative boards are easy to set up and can be a great way to for DEN Stars to connect. […]

  14. Doodle 4 Google: Get doodling now!

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    Time is ticking! The Doodle 4 Google contest closes next Friday, March 22nd.  There’s still time if your students haven’t started doodling yet. Head over to the official contest site and download a drawing template and an Entry Form. The Educator’s Guide has fantastic resources for lesson ideas and managing the contest. Recently, I changed the wallpaper on my […]

  15. This week on DENvice: STEM superheroes

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    This week at DENvice, we welcome STEM superheroes! Wisconsin LC member Peg Hartwig and Maryland LC member Zulma Whiteford are taking on DENvice. Peg and Zulma are passionate about integrating STEM education into classroom learning experiences. Join us for a conversation on how DE resources can assist teachers in addressing STEM initiatives. This week’s DENvice […]

  16. Meet Zulma from MD at #DENSI2013

    This is Zulma Whiteford, STAR Discovery Educator from Maryland. She’s going to the DEN Summer Institute July 14-19 in beautiful Burlington, VT. She’s on the DEN Leadership Council too, so she’s joining us for a special DENSI PreCon on July 12 and 13 too! Here’s her DEN story: Tell us yours. The main portion of this […]

  17. This week on DENvice: Sandi’s feeling the Edmodo love

    This week’s DENvice question has already generated a great conversation. A giant thank you to all of our DEN friends who have contributed their ideas! DENvice’s question for this week: Dear DEN, What Learning Management System (LMS) are you using or considering? I am looking at Edmodo, Haiku and Schoology. What others should I consider? […]

  18. Doodle 4 Google: Collaborative brainstorming

    Two things I love happened today. First, I introduced the Doodle 4 Google contest to my students. My 7th and 8th classes cheered. (I am not sure about your 7th and 8th graders – but cheering for a project is not a  normal occurrence in my middle school classes.) Second, we brainstormed as a class. Brainstorming […]

  19. DENvice: Love to Help Others

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    Three DEN Summer Institutes and countless regional events later, my love of the DEN hasn’t faltered. There seems to be a commonality among the DEN: a passion to help others. Multiple Stars are true experts and yet are friendly, ready to start a conversation. Now there is something new to continue conversations between the face-to-face […]